Words matter. These are the best Phil Jackson Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I think the most rewarding part of the job, and I think most coaches would say it, is practice. If you have it, a very good practice in which you have 12 guys participate, and they can really get something out of it, lose themselves in practice.
I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing.
I gave it my body and mind, but I have kept my soul.
I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing. You have to be a salesman, and you have to get your players, particularly your leaders, to believe in what you’re trying to accomplish on the basketball floor.
My father was the superintendent of the churches in the state of Montana. He was content in his beliefs. He befit the term ‘true Christian.’ He would turn the other cheek. He was truly a man of peace.
I replaced three joints in my hips and one in my knee. I’m hoping that other knee doesn’t have to be done. It’s one of the toughest things to overcome.
Approach the game with no preset agendas and you’ll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
My mother’s families were Mennonites or Anabaptists that came to Minnesota from Russia. They were actually moving around Europe doing diking and lowland reclamation work, and they moved into Minnesota.
I’m a sports-watcher. I played football and baseball, coached baseball. So I watch those things.
If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
There’s a lot of chatter in basketball and, rightfully, you want players to be talking to each other… But sometimes in practice, it gets too verbose… so I tried to take things out of the ordinary and make them special so they’d understand the difference.
As much as we pump iron and we run to build our strength up, we need to build our mental strength up… so we can focus… so we can be in concert with one another.
For us tall people, the whole key is that your hips and your knees should form a right angle when you sit down. That’s where backs and hips get to be problems for big guys.
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.